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Audi is a German carmaker that makes various types of vehicles ranging from supermini to crossover SUVs. It maintains its worldwide headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. Audi produces luxury automobiles and is the number one luxury brand in the world. Their other products include sedans, coupes, compacts and sport models. They are a majority owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen group.

By Marc Stern on April 29, 2017 - 11:46PM
Wait a minute! When did an Audi Lunar Rover become the hero of a movie? Oh, it never has, has it? Well, think again, because "Alien: Covenant" uses one quite successfully -- honestly.
By Marc Stern on April 26, 2017 - 10:16PM
Audi's customer racing program lands at the Virginia International Speedway this weekend as four owner/racers pit themselves and their vehicles against the pros on the Pirelli circuit.
By Douglas Stansfield on April 18, 2017 - 8:50PM
Audi made a big announcement today on Tuesday in the Electric Car Space. Its E-Tron crossover SUV made its first appearance at the Shanghai Auto Show. Funny how they chose Shanghai instead of New York City which is still happening this week.
By Marc Stern on April 13, 2017 - 11:36PM
Volkswagen's 2018 Golf family is carrying some awesome new technology. The automaker has been so excited about the changes that it has taken as many chances as it can to discuss the new tech.
By Marc Stern on April 10, 2017 - 2:28PM
The Volkswagen Golf and the Audi A4 were named winners in two of the categories in this year's New York Daily News Best Auto Awards. The Golf was named Best Auto for 2017, while the A4 was named Best Premium car.
By Marc Stern on April 10, 2017 - 7:03AM
Audi has announced the recall of nearly 12,000 2017 A3/S3 sedans to fix a front passenger airbag issue. If the passenger is out of position the airbag may deploy with too much force injuring the passenger.
By Marc Stern on March 31, 2017 - 10:46PM
As Audi expands its technology suite, it is in the process of completing the purchase of Silvercars, a rental-ordering app that allows customers to order rentals from the smartphones.
By Marc Stern on March 30, 2017 - 10:52PM
When Team EKS starts its battle against other competitors in Saturday's opening battle of the FIA World Rallycross season in Barcelona, it marks a number of firsts.
By Marc Stern on March 29, 2017 - 11:41AM
Audi is making a huge commitment to the crossover/SUV market. With sales last year hitting more than 600,000, the automaker plans to add four models to its already formidable array of crossovers and SUVs including its flagship model.
By Douglas Stansfield on March 28, 2017 - 9:04AM
Last year I had the opportunity to attend the NY Auto Show at the Javitz Center in NYC and it was to work at the Sierra Club booth right in front of the registration area to test drive an Electric Car. This was a surreal event as you can easily drive the BMW I3, Nissan Leaf, and Soul EV around the track on the Lower Level of the Center even indoors because there is never any pollution from the EV itself. Try doing that with the internal combustion engine, known as an ICE engine.
By Marc Stern on March 20, 2017 - 10:10AM
As investigators sought more information on Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler as the Dieselgate probe continued in Germany, the offices of the Audi chief and VW Chief Executive Matthias Mueller were searched. Mueller was caught up in this part of the probe because he chairs Audi's supervisory board.
By Marc Stern on March 18, 2017 - 11:53PM
As Audi continues its wave of introductions, the automaker recently announced that it will offer a new Q4 -- slotted between Q3 and Q5 -- in 2019. The new model will be based on the Audi TT Offroad concept that was introduced in 2014.
By Marc Stern on March 12, 2017 - 3:24PM
Audi continued its record sales pace in February by notching its 74th straight month of record sales. Interestingly, demand remained strong for Audi sedan. This is counter to a continuing buyer move away from sedans and into SUVs and crossovers.
By Marc Stern on March 10, 2017 - 11:40PM
In a first, Volkswagen has admitted its guilt in Dieselgate as the automaker pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court, Detroit, to three felony counts that included conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
By Marc Stern on March 5, 2017 - 11:05PM
When the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors this week there will be an interesting concept vehicle, the result of a partnership between Audi subsidiary Italdesign and Airbus. It is a new concept in urban mobility.
By Marc Stern on February 28, 2017 - 11:04PM
Slowly, but surely Volkswagen seems to be turning the corner as it comes out from under the weight of its self-inflicted diesel emissions scandal and things look better. Tuesday, Consumer Reports noted that Audi and Porsche were the top two designees on its Consumer Brands Report Card.
By Marc Stern on February 24, 2017 - 10:38PM
With the launch of the Audi S5 upcoming, the automaker has released a new ad that seems a bit, well, more or less, confusing. Imagine a lonely bull in the middle of a lonely stadium surrounded by an audience of cowboys who somehow appear and wait for the bull kneeler to take care of the bucking bull, huh?
By Marc Stern on February 23, 2017 - 5:45PM
Audi unveiled changes to its 2018 S4. The automaker reworked its 3.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, raising the power output so that it now cranks out 354 horsepower and 364 pounds-feet of torque. The powerplant features a broadened torque curve. It is also more responsive.
By Marc Stern on February 21, 2017 - 1:20AM
Lucas di Grassi, starting in the top grid position, quickly lost ground, dropping to fifth before battling back to finish third in last weekend's Buenos Aires Formula E shootout. Daniel Abt, the other driver on the Team ABT Schaeffler Audi, started near the back of the pack before driving brilliantly to end up in seventh position. His improvement was nine in particular.
By Marc Stern on February 20, 2017 - 10:13PM
Dieselgate, which seemed to be sliding to a courtroom finish, burst forth a second day as four key diesel engineers were reportedly dismissed by Audi, the VW division that has been identified as the heart of the scandal.
By Marc Stern on February 20, 2017 - 12:10AM
A report just out in the news points the finger of blame at the current chief executive at Audi as the prime mover in the Dieselgate scandal. According to an article in the German magazine Der Stern, they have obtained a "smoking presentation" that raises questions and points out someone who may be a chief architect of the scandal.
By Marc Stern on February 17, 2017 - 8:32PM
Auto spies saw the Audi 2018 A6 making the rounds of some German roads this week in heavy camouflage. Though camo-bedecked, the auto sleuths managed to see that the front end features significant changes. The greenhouse also appears larger. Reports indicate engine choices have also been cut back.
By Marc Stern on February 14, 2017 - 10:51PM
The Dieselgate scandal keeps inching toward a climax. In the latest chapter, a U.S. District Court judge has approved an initial settlement for Volkswagen and Robert Bosch to take care of issues that apply to 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesels.
By William Wilcox on February 13, 2017 - 4:53PM
A monster power Audi SUV set to rival x6m from BMW and Mercedes own AMG departments GLE 63s. First glance at the Audi RS Q8
By Marc Stern on February 12, 2017 - 1:18AM
Audi continued to set new sales marks in January as it posted its 73rd consecutive month-to-month sales increase. Led by crossovers and its small sedans, the automaker posted an overall 11 percent sales increase. Crossover sales were up 22 percent.
By Marc Stern on February 7, 2017 - 12:06AM
Volkswagen had some great news last week. Nine of its vehicles have been named finalists in the World Car of the Year Awards that will be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April.
By Marc Stern on February 3, 2017 - 1:19AM
With industry-wide car sales slowing a bit, Volkswagen's diesel repurchase program may prove the law of unintended consequences. It was instituted to get cheating diesel vehicles off the road and in doing so it may also keep the sales recovery going.
By Marc Stern on February 1, 2017 - 8:59PM
The Dieselgate scandal took another step toward winding up in th United States as Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $4.04 billion to take care of repairs 78,000 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesels affected by the diesel cheating scandal and buybacks to another 22,000 that cannot be repaired.
By Marc Stern on January 30, 2017 - 12:23AM
Audi has recalled about 600,000 vehicles for a variety of problems. The problems include issues with the coolant pump and side curtain head-protecting airbag systems.
By Marc Stern on January 28, 2017 - 12:01AM
Audi Motorsports has fielded three independent teams that have been given factory-backing as they campaign their R8 LMS supercars.